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09/05/2015

Jobseekers & Employers' Guide 2015  (09/05/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-04-14-955-EN-N

Your first EURES job is an EU-funded initiative to help
• young Europeans find a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in another EU EFTA/EEA country
• SMEs and other employers access a wider talent pool
A practical guide covering…
• eligibility requirements and how to apply
• how to get job-oriented and financial support
• where to find further information
Start looking for Your first EURES job today!


This publication is available in electronic format in EU official languages
and also in Icelandic and Norwegian.

08/05/2015

Monitoring good practices in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion - Report 2  (08/05/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BK-14-002-EN-N

The European Commission finances projects enabling national, regional and local administrations, social and economic partners and other organisations to exchange good practices in the fields of employment, working conditions, social inclusion and social protection. To facilitate the dissemination of the achieved results this report reviews good practice examples of projects supported by the Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity — Progress in the years 2011 – 2012. This report is available in English and online only, with abstracts in English, French and German.

08/05/2015

Policy Brief on Sustaining Self-employment - Entrepreneurial Activities in Europe  (08/05/2015)

This policy brief was produced by the OECD and the European Commission on sustaining entrepreneurship activities by entrepreneurs in under-represented and disadvantaged groups. It provides evidence on business survival for entrepreneurs from groups that are under-represented or disadvantaged in the labour market and discusses the obstacles that reduce the chances of survival for these businesses. Policy makers can take action to increase the chances of survival for these businesses, including providing training to boost business management skills, providing coaching and mentoring, facilitating access to finance and provide business development services.
This policy brief is part of a series of documents produced by the OECD and the European Commission on inclusive entrepreneurship. The series includes policy briefs on youth entrepreneurship, senior entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, evaluation of inclusive entrepreneurship programmes, access to business start-up finance for inclusive entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship by the disabled as a well as a report on ‘The Missing Entrepreneurs’. All these documents are available in English, French and German. They are available at http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/inclusive-entrepreneurship.htm

05/05/2015

The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level  (05/05/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-15-004-EN-N

The Peer Review “The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level” (Poland, 15-16 October 2014) focused on the usefulness of the Active Ageing Index in terms of policy making. This report summarises the key issues discussed during the Peer Review as well as the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Polish.

05/05/2015

Interim evaluation of the European progress microfinance facility  (05/05/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-01-15-336-EN-N

The evaluation serves as an interim evaluation of the European Progress Microfinance Facility, which aims to increase access to finance for microentrepreneurs, including the self-employed. It has a particular focus on, but is not restricted to, groups with limited access to the conventional credit market, such as female entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs belonging to a minority group, entrepreneurs with a disability, etc.

This publication is available only in electronic format in EN.

30/04/2015

Pre-retirement saving and the extension of working life - A model based assessment of the impact of low interest rates - Working paper 02/2015  (30/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-EW-15-002-EN-N

During the aftermath of the financial crisis, certain paradoxical trends have emerged in Europe. Firstly, despite the context of economic adjustment and restructuring, the employment rate of older workers has increased in most countries, and secondly, saving rates have remained remarkably resilient to the interest rate squeeze pursued by central banks as an economic stimulus. The question arises, whether lower interest rates effectively discourage or rather encourage saving among older workers, or even constitute an incentive to work longer, in case their saving strategy aims at maintaining a standard of living after retirement. The working paper adresses this issue through a model based approach.

29/04/2015

Synthesis report - Peer Review on child poverty consultation platforms  (29/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-15-005-EN-N

The Peer Review “Children First – pilot local consultation platforms on child poverty” (Belgium, 13-14 January 2015) focused on a Belgian pilot project to set up local ‘consultation platforms’ on child poverty. This report summarises the key issues discussed during the Peer Review as well as the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Dutch.

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28/04/2015

Synthesis report - Peer Review on Social Impact Assessment  (28/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BF-15-003-EN-N

The Peer Review “The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field using micro-simulation models” (Austria, 4-5 December 2014) focused on quantitative models which simulate the probable effect of changes in taxes and welfare benefits. This report summarises the key issues discussed during the Peer Review as well as the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

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22/04/2015

Quality of Public Administration - A Toolbox for Practitioners  (22/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-02-15-267-EN-C

The quality of its institutions, both governmental and judicial, is a key determining factor for a country's economic and societal well-being. Administrative capacity is increasingly recognised as a pre-requisite for delivering the EU’s treaty obligations and objectives, such as creating sustainable growth and jobs. The EU supports Member States’ administrations through the European Semester process and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). The Toolbox aims to support, guide and encourage those who want to build public administrations that will create prosperous, fair and resilient societies. It is intended as a reference and resource, not a prescription or a panacea, by signposting readers to existing EU policies and international practices, illustrated by almost 170 inspirational case studies.

This abridged version of the Toolbox (the full e-version will be published soon at http://ec.europa.eu/esf/toolbox) sets the scene for readers, lays out principles and values of good governance, summarises the seven thematic chapters (policy-making, ethics and anti-corruption, institutions, service delivery, business environment, justice systems and public finance management), and sets out some considerations for managing the ESIF’s thematic objective 11.

This publication is available in printed format in English.

20/04/2015

Policy Brief on Informal Entrepreneurship  (20/04/2015)

Catalog N. :KE-BE-14-003-EN-N

This policy brief was produced by the OECD and the European Commission. This policy brief focuses on the informal self-employed and informal entrepreneurs, which together comprise what we define as “informal entrepreneurship”. The policy brief provides estimates of the size of the informal economy and informal entrepreneurship in the EU, investigates its main causes and impacts on the economy, and finally presents a policy framework for formalisation strategies based on the distinction between deterrence, incentives and persuasion measures.

This policy brief is part of a series of documents produced by the OECD and the European Commission on inclusive entre­preneurship. The series includes policy briefs on youth entrepreneurship, senior entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, evaluation of inclusive entrepreneurship programmes, access to business start-up finance for inclusive entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship by the disabled as a well as a report on ‘The Missing Entrepreneurs’. All these documents are available in English, French and German. They are available at http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/inclusive-entrepreneurship.htm

This publication is available in electronic format in EN. FR and DE.